Caste in a Tanjore village
aspects of caste in south india, ceylon and northwest pakistan • Cambridge, England • Published In 1969 • Pages: 11-60, 147-148
By: Gough, Kathleen.
AbstractThis is an outline study of the characteristics and functioning of the caste system in the Tanjore village of Kumbapettai. It includes relatively full information on the spatial distribution, occupational specialties, and relative ritual ranking of the castes in the village, and on the social organization and internal structure of the three major 'caste communities' which they comprise. The interrelation of the caste with the village administration and economy is described, and the effects of internal migration and recent social and political change on the caste system are also examined.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- South Asia
- Document Type
- David Sherwood ; John Beierle
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- village of Kumbapettai, Tanjore District, India
- By E. Kathleen Gough
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-148)
- Tamil (Indic people)